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What is 'Watson'? IBM computer wins 'Jeopardy!' practice round - USATODAY.com

IBM Corp.'s "Watson" computer defeated the top two "Jeopardy!" champions of all time during a practice round Thursday, showcasing the future of artificial intelligence and setting the stage for filming Friday of two official matches of man vs. machine on the game show.

"In the field of artificial intelligence, people spend lifetimes trying to advance that science inches," said John E. Kelly III, IBM senior vice president and director of IBM research. "What we have done is advance artificial intelligence by miles."
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I dunno - I think they could have came up with a more practical (useful) application for the AI instead of pwnz00ring people at Jeopardy.

Until IBM builds Wintermute I will remain unimpressed :lol:
 

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It either has Internet access or has a database of information of some kind available to it, but that's not the point. AI gives the machine the tools it needs to convert a query into a set of searches or actions it can perform, after which it needs to gather and synthesize data into an answer. It has to actually determine what is relevant in all the information it has found and analyze its degree of confidence that it is able to deliver the correct answer.

Then it has to remember to ask in the form of a question. :lol:
 

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Hey, there are some upsides.
Like the woman in the red dress?
 

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IBM's Watson Almost Sneaks Wrong Response by Jeopardy's Trebek -- Wired.com

When the match began, the computer got off to a strong start: It took control of the board away from Rutter on the second turn, immediately nailed a Daily Double square, bet $1,000, and got the question right. But later, on a "Name That Decade" answer, Jennings responded incorrectly with "what is the 1920s?" Watson, which can't see or hear and so can't pick up on the follies of its competitors, followed Jennings' response with its own: "What is the 1920s?"

"No, Ken said that," Alex Trebek replied as the avatar's sphere turned orange with embarrassment.
This is just amazing. 2,880 IBM POWER7 cores, 16 terabytes of memory, 4 terabytes of clustered storage, and it runs Linux. :D
 
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